Tips for administrators
Link to main article: States begin shedding standardized tests in K12
Key steps include:
- Determine every test required by the federal government, the state, the district, and at the building level.
- Tally how much time each test requires in terms of preparation, the test itself, and grading.
- Eliminate redundant standardized exams required by the district or individual schools.
- Look to model districts like Vancouver Public Schools that have eliminated tests.
Alison DeNisco is a freelance writer in Kentucky.